Zrubavel & Shorts
5:00 PM Zrubavel shown w/ Maine filmmaker shorts
Nickelodeon Cinemas / 1 Temple Street / Portland
Director: Phyllis Graber Jensen
Country: USA | 2009 | Documentary short
Duration: 10 min.
As the 40th anniversary of his bar mitzvah approaches, a son and his parents recall the experience.
The Bat Mitzvah Gift
Director: Shoshana Hoose
Country: USA | 2008 | Documentary short
Duration: 7 min.
A mother's yearlong search for the perfect present to give her daughter on her 13th birthday.
Director: Shmuel Beru
Country: Israeli | USA | 2008 | Feature
Duration: 72 min.
Language: Amharic, Hebrew, w/ English subtitles
The first Israeli film by a team of Ethiopian Israelis. Itzhak, soon to be a bar mitzvah, dreams of becoming the Spike Lee of Israel and films a documentary about the neighborhood's residents. He comes from an Ethiopian immigrant family led by his grandfather whose dream is that his children will become accepted in Israel in a way he will never be. A chain of events ignites a clash of generations- the Ethiopian traditions cherished by Gita and his wife, and the younger generation's desire to assimilate.
1 Temple St.
Portland, ME 04101
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|